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Viva Voce Cafe

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5761 Thornhill Drive, Oakland, CA
510-339-0990
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located in the Montclair area of the Oakland Hills.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet neighborhood restaurant

Very good service. Good food in a quiet Montclair neighborhood. Street parking can be iffy. I had Sole with white wine, garlic, caper sauce very good with polenta and veggies. Veggies a bit tired. Hubby had Salmon with garlic lemon sauce very good also with polenta and same tired veggies. We like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2013
Gloria P
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San Ramon, California
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San Ramon, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Very good service. Good food in a quiet Montclair neighborhood. Street parking can be iffy. I had Sole with white wine, garlic, caper sauce very good with polenta and veggies. Veggies a bit tired. Hubby had Salmon with garlic lemon sauce very good also with polenta and same tired veggies. We like this restaurant and with the Groupon deal a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I have eaten at VV many times when it was under prior owner. The food was pretty good, not great, but it always seemed low energy, a sort of gloomy. The front room was dark and the back room wasn't much better. So, I returned recently and found the physical plant was much better. The two rooms were opened up,... More 

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Oakland, California
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172 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was our second time here using a groupon and the food was delicious, good portions and tasty! We started off sharing a salad, Insalata Reigna and they give you alot of walnuts in the salad; then we ordered Scaloppine di Vitella Piccata, Veal tenderloin sauteed in garlic, white wine, lemon and capers. Served with sauteed vegetables and spaghettini and... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This a cute little cozy restaurant on a tree lined street hidden in the Montclair neighborhood of Oakland. I would recommend reservation because this place is tiny. Don't let the size fool you, they have outstanding customer service....well they should there is about 15 tables and besides the wait staff, the owner is out on the floor assisting. The menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Comfortable, family friendly, and priced right. The gnocchi and polenta are to die for. Daily specials include well prepared fish and chops. Wait staff is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Finally, the wine glass is oversized and generously filled.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Viva Voce offers comfortable Italian cuisine in a very casual, family-friendly atmosphere. There is a decent selection of appetizers, salads, main courses, and a below average selection of wine. The entrees and pastas tend toward being a little on the heavy side, but well-done; there was fresh branzino to offset the heavier meals. Service was friendly and efficient but a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This intimate family owned restaurant is well run. The house specialties (primarily Italian), pizzas and desserts are properly prepared, service is prompt and congenial and you will find the prices to be quite reasonable. Fresh seafood, lamb, veal, beef, chicken and pasta are all available on most nights. Try the gnocci, it is fabulous. Food may be ordered for take-out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5761 Thornhill Drive, Oakland, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-339-0990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Located in the Montclair area of the Oakland Hills.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?